National Genealogical Society Quarterly
A Journal for Today's Family Historian
Thomas W. Jones, phd, cg*, cgl, fasg, fuga, fngs, and Melinde Lutz Byrne, cg, fasg, EditorsSince 1912, the National Genealogical Society Quarterly has published material concerning all regions of the nation and all ethnic groups including compiled genealogies, case studies, essays on new methodology and little-known resources, critical reviews of current books, and previously unpublished source materials.
The NGS Quarterly emphasizes scholarship, readability, and practical help in genealogical problem solving. Published in March, June, September, and December, each issue contains eighty pages. Articles show how to cope with name changes, burned courthouses, illegitimacies, and other stumbling blocks; how to interpret records that do not mean what they seem to say; how to distinguish among individuals of the same name; how to identify origins of immigrant ancestors; how to research a variety of ethnic groups; how to find a way through the maze of records at the National Archives; how to conduct research in specific states; and how to compile solid genealogies.
The NGS Quarterly captures the challenge of modern genealogy and proves that the best-done begats are never boring!
Submissions to NGSQ
As a learned society journal with nearly a century of leadership in the field, the NGS Quarterly welcomes submission of appropriate materials. Learn more.
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Book and Media Reviews
Donate a copy to NGS Collection; St. Louis County Library; 1640 South Lindbergh
Boulevard; St. Louis, MO 63131. Specify contact and ordering information in a cover letter. Publishers of works chosen for review will be asked to supply a copy to a designated reviewer. A limited number of contributed works can receive critical review in the Quarterly. The Quarterly may occasionally review important but undonated works.
About the Editors
Melinde Lutz Byrne, cg, fasg, has been a genealogist since 1976. Author or editor of over forty books and numerous articles, she currently co-edits the NGS Quarterly. She has served as an officer in the Oregon Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Genealogical Council, New Hampshire Society of Genealogists, and New England Genealogical Regional Consortium. She is currently President of the American Society of Genealogists. As their Program Director, Melinde designed the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate Program, and teaches its Forensic Genealogy module.
Thomas W. Jones, phd, cg, cgl, fasg, fuga, fngs, works full-time as a genealogical author, editor, educator, and researcher. A past president and former trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, he has co-edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly since 2002. Tom lectures frequently in national and local venues, where he is known for information-packed lectures benefitting genealogists at all skill levels. His many articles and lectures address genealogical research methods, proof, and problem solving. Tom teaches “Evidence Evaluation and Documentation” in Boston University’s online and classroom-based genealogy certificate programs, “Advanced Genealogical Methods” at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and “Writing and Publishing for Genealogists” at Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.
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Contact the Editors
Address questions or comments about the NGS Quarterly to:
Thomas W. Jones, phd, cg, cgl, fasg, fuga, fngs
Melinde Lutz Sanborn, cg, fasg
Center for Professional Education
1010 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
*Certified Genealogist, cg, Certified Genealogical Lecturer and cgl are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® used by the Board to identify its program of genealogical competency evaluation and used under license by the Board’s associates.